Update 2:00 p.m.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting an increase of 153 cases from Sunday to Monday.
Positive tests: 4,499
– Milwaukee County listed 2,193 cases as of Monday afternoon.
Deaths: 230 (220 on Sunday)
Negative tests: 46,603
County by county positive test numbers:
– Dodge: 19 (19 on Friday)
– Fond du Lac: 65 (61 on Friday)
– Jefferson: 32 (27 on Friday)
– Kenosha: 257 (218 on Friday)
– Milwaukee: 2,193 (2,022 on Friday)
– Ozaukee: 80 (78 on Friday)
– Racine: 174 (157 on Friday)
– Sheboygan: 43 (38 on Friday)
– Walworth: 86 (75 on Friday)
– Washington: 86 (81 on Friday)
– Waukesha: 269 (255 on Friday)
Governor Evers is outlining a phased approach for Wisconsin to reopen its economy.
The Badger Bounce Back plan intends to decrease cases and deaths to a low level, while increasing capacity in the state’s healthcare system in order to allow businesses to reopen.
It’s being rolled out in part by the president’s guidelines to reopen the country.
Under the plan, the state is setting a goal of 85,000 tests per week, so everyone who needs a test can get a test.
The state also plans on expanding contact tracing and more aggressively tracking the spread of COVID-19.
Republican Rep. John Nygren, who co-chairs the Legislature’s budget committee, says the governor has to go back to the drawing board.
“At the press conference today, the governor gave no answers to when his benchmarks would be met, giving no clear direction at all,” Nygren said in a statement. “Where are the metrics and targets he is tracking to get us to the point of reopening?”
This plan leaves more questions than answers. Please read my full statement below: pic.twitter.com/Wk5sCpTxIV— John Nygren (@rep89) April 20, 2020